Get ready for a whirlwind of fashion as the latest fashion week unfolds, promising a lineup of fresh and exciting new names alongside Italy’s most renowned brands, all poised to steal the spotlight.
The global fashion extravaganza is in full swing this month, with a whirlwind journey that began in the fashion-forward streets of New York, graced London with its presence, and has now descended upon the magnificent city of Milan. The ultimate fashion party has brought together the crème de la crème of the fashion universe, all converging under one dazzling roof.
Iconic Italian fashion powerhouses like Gucci, Prada, and Versace took centre stage. They were joined by a vibrant cohort of emerging talents, each unveiling their Spring/Summer 2024 collections with a fervour that promises to redefine the future of fashion. Fendi by Kim Jones showcased his impeccable tailoring skills and pushed boundaries with clever cutouts on workwear-inspired outfits. Adding to the excitement, Donatella Versace broke away from her usual spot on the Italian calendar and chose to unveil her latest collection in Los Angeles this coming March. Although Gucci is currently without a creative director until Sabato De Sarno’s debut in September, their in-house design team didn’t disappoint, presenting a vibrant and colourful collection on February 24.
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“Fresh and graphic. This is a Versace summer with colour and shine tailoring and soft draping. I love the contrast between boxy suits and the transparency of an evening dress; matte sorbet tweeds and shiny metal mesh. The craftsmanship lessons of the Atelier are applied to achieve something super refined. This collection is joyful and sharp. The Versace woman is free and vibrant. The Versace man is confident and daring.” Donatella Versace said about her latest Spring 2024 collection.
Italian designer Sabato De Sarno made his much-anticipated debut at Gucci, presenting his ‘Gucci Ancora’ collection that celebrated simplicity and exuberant party vibes. The collection offered a delightful array of uncomplicated silhouettes, setting the stage for a playful and festive atmosphere. The show commenced with a striking ensemble: a floor-length overcoat paired with a white tee and shorts, elegantly cinched together by a distinctive “GG” belt. As the collection unfolded, the collection featured hoodies adorned with prominent Gucci lettering, harmonizing seamlessly with dark red leather bottoms. Leather jackets and pullovers sporting oversized collars and ornate details further enriched the visual tapestry.
Italian luxury fashion brand Fendi took the stage to unveil its Spring/Summer ’24 collection by Kim Jones. The collection explored a palette of neutral tones, featured daring cuts, and made a striking statement with its attention-grabbing accessories.
DOLCE & GABBANA
Milan Fashion Week revolved around Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana’s latest collection unveiled on Saturday. Their presentation delved meticulously into the world of corsetry and various forms of lingerie, celebrating the exquisite beauty and craftsmanship inherent in these intricate garments.
For Spring 2024, the collection by Prada started with a generous serving of the trademark Italian label’s captivating contrasts between soft and edgy elements. The collection featured narrowed, high-waisted shorts cinched with paper-bag belts, paired with matching jackets boasting voluminous sleeves and draped with silky scarves that resembled demi-capes. What followed was a mesmerizing procession of sheer, ethereal pastel dresses, their appearance akin to liquid silk, evoking the delicate translucence of glass candy. As the models gracefully glided down the runway, the fabric billowed in the breeze, crafting a surreal and cinematic spectacle that proved elusive to capture in photographs. This Spring 2024 collection was an ode to movement, evident in every detail. Oversized sleeves played off against dainty leather belts, while wispy blouses created a striking contrast with chunky oxfords and floral shirts adorned with playful fringe details.
The day’s pièce de résistance arrived as Italian maestro Giorgio Armani unveiled his collection named ‘Vibes,’ donning a sleek satin jacket paired with matching satin grey trousers. This sophisticated pairing was a recurring theme throughout the collection, making its presence felt in cropped shirts, elegant jackets, diaphanous blouses, and even strapless dresses that gracefully layered over trousers.
This season, the Max Mara Spring 2024 collection took inspiration from the British Women’s Land Army of the 1940s. Titled ‘An Army of Women’, the collection served as a heartfelt tribute to this bygone era, showcasing Max Mara’s interpretation of the iconic ‘land girl look.’ The runway featured an array of military-inspired rompers and utilitarian jackets, capturing the essence of the era’s fashion with a contemporary twist.